I need to just drop a custom icon on the desktop that points to a web link. This really is a desktop shortcut that is associated to a web link.

Nothing fancy, but I have questions on the best way to do it. I can’t see scripting an entire MSI package to do this.

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You could put it all in a URL file

Create a file with an extension of .URL and populate with something resembling the following.

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[InternetShortcut]
URL=http://www.google.co.uk/
IconIndex=220
IconFile=C:\WINDOWS\system32\SHELL32.dll

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Works well as will launch the default browser on a machine whereas some other methods pass the URL as a parameter to a specific browser .exe.
Answered 05/15/2007 by: Sguilly
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I tried your suggestion, but for some reason I can't get it to associate with a custom icon.

Is there a better way to package this? Anyone??
Answered 05/23/2007 by: MarlboroMan
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